Former Northampton pitcher Tyler Webb, who has spent time with the New York Yankees and Milwaukee Brewers, was called up to join the San Diego Padres on Monday. The left-handed pitcher was originally drafted by the Yankees in 2013.
Webb was claimed by the Padres on April 14 after being released by the Brewers. The pitcher was then optioned to the organization’s Triple-A team, the El Paso Chihuahuas.
Prior to his transfer, Webb appeared in two games for San Diego, taking the mound against the Los Angeles Dodgers on April 17 and 18. In 3.1 innings, Webb threw three strikeouts and allowed three hits.
In 11 games with El Paso, Webb compiled a 1.38 ERA, while tossing 15 strikeouts and walking just three batters.
According to CBS Sports, the Padres called Webb up to have an additional arm in the bullpen, after Robbie Erlin was used as the starter against the Washington Nationals on Monday.
Webb has yet to see game action in his second stint with the Padres.